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ISSUE 129 | September 2017
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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Through October 22
Chestertown Jazz Festival
September 7-10
In The Street Festival
September 9
Silver Spring Jazz Festival
September 9
Silver Spring
Boonesborough Days
September 9-10
Maryland Wine Festival
September 16-17
Bel Air Festival for the Arts
September 17
Bel Air
Solomons Plein Air Festival
September 18-25
Appalachian Festival
September 14-16
The Great Frederick Fair
September 15-23
Native American Festival
September 16-17
September 21-24
Ocean City
Baltimore Book Festival
September 22-24
Fiddlers Convention
September 22-24
Western Maryland Music Festival
September 23
Farm Heritage Days
September 23-24
West Friendship
Maryland Microbrewery Festival
September 30
Union Mills Homestead
Hard Shell Crab Derby Race

Love Your Labor Day

Labor Day in Maryland means another chance to party! So whether you love skipjack races, custom car shows, State Fair fun, or even watching jousting with the knights of the Maryland Renaissance Festival, we’ve got the 411 on Labor Day fun. Or, get out and do those things you’ve been meaning to do all summer. Take the kids fishing. Learn to stand-up-paddleboard (SUP, for the cool kids...). Scream your head off with Superman and Wonder Woman at Six Flags America. Get out to The Yard and root for the Orioles. Finish off your ‘Baseball & Brews’ scorecard, or just find your sandy sweet spot on the Maryland beach of your choice. We’ve put the list together. Now you just have to find your fave!

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

September’s Summer Send-off

The water is still warm, the sun is still shining, and Maryland is definitely the place to be in September. With the kids out of school until after Labor Day, you can enjoy a longer summer. The month kicks off with Labor Day fun and keeps it going straight through to Sunfest in OC. Check out these great suggestions for water parks, beaches, Orioles Magic and more!

Fantastic Fairs & Festivals

It’s fair season, that magical time of year again when Maryland’s counties roll out the roller coasters, gussy up their prize pigs, and search for exciting new foods to fry on a stick. Kick off the month with the Maryland State Fair. Then every weekend in September our counties will be celebrating with their fairs — why not try to hit them all? All that, plus amazing events like Baltimore’s Ukranian Festival, the Deep Creek Arts Festival, and the spectacular Madonnari sidewalk chalk art show in Baltimore’s Little Italy. Check out our County Fair page to plan your September adventure.

Skipjack Race

Celebrate Treasured Chesapeake Traditions

At the heart of Maryland, you’ll find the Chesapeake Bay. Celebrate this national treasure, its people and our traditions at amazing events like the Chesapeake Storytelling Festival, traditional log canoe races, the Deal Island Skipjack Fest, and the thrilling National Hard Crab Derby. Get all the information for great days on the bay here.

Reenactors firing their rifles

Experience Maryland’s Hands-On History

In Maryland, centuries’ worth of history and traditions are always right around the corner, but these great living history events and interactive activities really bring those traditions to life. And since this is the 15th anniversary of our amazing Civil War Trails, what better opportunity than to step back in time and into an adventure with these awesome events!

Steamed Crabs for eating.

'Tis the Season for Fresh Steamed Seafood

Follow your nose to the nearest crab feast or seafood festival— after all, it is September in Maryland. So we thought we’d give you some pro tips for finding the best all around the state. From the Maryland Seafood Festival in Annapolis to the National Hard Crab Derby & Fair where the state’s fastest crustaceans compete, you just can’t go wrong with Maryland seafood. Or skip all the fanfare and cut to the chase at your favorite crabhouse or seafood hideaway. Here’s our list — just bring your mallet and your appetite.

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